While the car was in the garage for new tyres, I wanted the track rod ends replacing as I noticed the boots had perished and could be knocking. These are easy to check by yourself. Simply jack up the car and remove the front wheels to check the condition of the steering arm track control ends. So with the car booked in with a local Evo specialist, he rang to say the steering rack arms were worn as well. I was initially skeptical as to how the arms could wear, but apparently there are ball joints that make up the arm that can wear, so I agreed to having them replaced with the track rod ends.
I also had the nearside top mount changed to help allieviate the slight knocking noise over bumps from the front suspension.
With the Active Yaw Control fluid due a change, I had this done at the same time, to keep the pump in good working order.
With the oil still golden on the dipstick, there was no need for an oil change yet, though with a service interval of 4500 miles, it won’t be long before it’s due I’m sure!
Hopefully with that little lot done, the Evo can be enjoyed to it’s potential.